Leos are larger than life – or so they think. Everything is “me first” and if they don’t win, watch out. They have to have all the ideas. If it’s a good one it’s his or hers, if it’s a rotten one, it’s someone else’s. They’re very generous and extremely helpful. If you’re feeling a bit low, go to a Leo for some TLC. They love expensive presents and would expect you to leave the price tag on so they can see how much you’ve spent. They love people and you’ll rarely see a Leo by themselves. They hardly ever get moody; in fact they’re pretty good tempered for a lion.
All Leo’s have high standards and they don’t like to let themselves or anyone else down. They enjoy being seen as a person of substance and status, and prefer to be in a position to help others rather than approaching them cap in hand. Leo’s pride would not allow them to live or work in a situation that they consider as ‘beneath’ them. They are far more comfortable working in an exciting area where they can jet off to glamorous places and influence the more mundane members of planet Earth. Leo’s won’t stand for being treated with contempt or ridicule, but they are very aware of other people’s need for dignity, so they are rarely offensive or hurtful. Leo’s can become surprisingly downhearted on occasion, but they don’t usually stay depressed for long and their confidence returns fairly quickly. The thing that saves most Leo’s in hard times is their joyful sense of humour.
Leo’s faults include impatience and a tendency to over dramatise problems. They become irritable when things go wrong and quite sarcastic when ill, under pressure or over-tired. Leo’s live in the fast lane, working and playing very hard. However they must remember to build in some rest and recovery time. They can be pushy parents because they want their children to achieve as much as they have – and exceed it. Leo’s encourage their children to become independent.
Leo’s are generous and kind and will do anything to help others, especially their family. They excel as a family member and enjoy keeping in touch with relatives although are not the type to cling. As a marriage partner, Leo’s are very loyal and dependable, as long as they’re feeling loved and at the center of the family network. It is very unlikely for Leo’s to have a fling simply out of curiosity, although if they are feeling undervalued and unloved by those around them, it may lead in that direction. Leo’s love the best of everything. They love to travel to smart places and to holiday in five-star comfort. Their values are traditional and although there are a few rogue Leo’s around who seem to have no standards at all, these are untypical.